Complete and File Your Minnesota Property Tax Return
The steps below will enable you to enter or review information for the Minnesota Property Tax Refund in the State Q&A section of your TaxACT return:
From within your TaxACT return (Online or Desktop), click on the State Q&A tab
Click Minnesota directly below the blue tabs
Click Property Tax Refund
Select Complete all Property Tax Refund Q&A
Once you have completed entering your information, to determine the amount of your Property Tax Refund on your return, click on MN Refund (or Amount Due) in the upper right corner of the screen. In the tax summary box, select Minnesota Return. The state summary will show the state refund or balance due, and then the Property Tax Refund amount.
To e-file your Minnesota Property Tax Return:
Click on the Filing tab
Select E-File My Return, and then choose the option to file JUST your MN Property Tax return
Continue through the filing steps until you reach the Submit Returnscreen. Your return will not be submitted until you click the Submit button.
Note: If you do not see the option to file just your property tax return, these steps will help:
Click on the Filing tab and then click Print Return directly below the Life Events tab
Click Continue and then click Federal Only
Click Continue or No until you reach the screen Paper Filing - Printing Your Return and click Print Return
In the dialog box that appears, click Print (Note: You do not need to actually print the return but can check the Print Preview box in the bottom left corner before you click OK and then the return will just be viewed on your computer screen.)
Click Close at the top of the screen to close the print preview
Click on the Filing tab again and then click E-File My Return and you should now see the option to electronically file JUST the Minnesota property tax return
Note: When completing the Q&A for the Minnesota Property Tax Credit you will have the option to have the refund directly deposited into your bank account or a paper check mailed to you. This refund does not transfer to your Minnesota Form M1.
File by August 15, 2013
Your 2012 Form M1PR should be mailed by, brought to, or electronically filed with the department by August 15, 2013. You will not receive a refund if your return is filed or the postmark date is after August 15, 2014.
When to Expect Your Refund
If the department receives your properly completed return and all enclosures are correct and complete, you can expect your refund:
by mid-August if you are a renter or mobile home owner and you file by June 15, or within 60 days after you file, whichever is later.
by the end of September if you are a homeowner and you file by August 1, or within 60 days after you file, whichever is later.
If your return is incomplete or necessary information is not enclosed, your refund will be delayed or your return will be sent back to you.
You may receive your refund up to 30 days earlier than the dates listed above if you:
electronically file your return by May 15 (if a renter or mobile home owner) or July 1 (if a homeowner), and
chose the direct deposit option, and
filed Form M1PR last year, and
received a CRP(s) from your landlord (if a renter or mobile home owner).
Checking the Status of the M1PR
To check the status of your property tax refund, you may call the automated refund tracking line at 651-296-4444 (Metro) or 1-800-657-3676 (Greater Minnesota).